Wednesday 1 June 2011

Gingersnap Creations Visiting Artist 1

At the Mall

Hello lovely blogging friends. Did you see the new blinkie in the side bar? I have had to keep this secret for nearly 2 months and it has been oh so hard, but now I can shout from the rooftops. Yes I have been asked to be a visiting artist at Gingersnap Creations for the month of June. Me?!?! Can you tell that I am excited and elated about this?

The theme for the month is 'Shopping' and to start off the month of June the challenge for this week is 'At the Mall'. I have had the deets for this for nearly 6 weeks and I pondered long and hard as to what I could make. I decided I wanted to use one of my new stamps from Crafty Individuals, this one has a millinery theme and so my project began to hatch. Can you see what it is? My link to the theme is the hat shop in the mall - a long time ago. I have created a Milliner's Catalogue circa 1920. I haven't actually found one to look at so this is purely my own idea.

My fabulous ladies and some of the images used in the backgrounds are from Dezinaworld and if you love this type of image - do go over and take a look at what the lovely June produces, and there are freebies as well. I am entering this into June's monthly members gallery challenge. My digi images are from Digital 2 for Tuesday and gave me that something a little bit different and I have used them on the inside front and back pages. The catalogue pages were found on Google.

Images coloured using Promarkers

The style of page is similar throughout this catalogue to keep continuity. The backgrounds are all digital collages created by myself from the fabulous freebies that are out on the net. I have overstamped with DI and with household paints, some pages have been masked and inked, others have had images in the collages coloured.

I am not going to write a full description of every page, I hope the photos speak for themselves, just some clues as to the techniques and materials used.

The green shimmery paint on the left is a Crown household paint.

 I started by making the book itself and is one I designed many years ago and call a ribbon book. The pages have been sewn and slipped into the front cover. The cream pages have been left completely clean because I feel the mounted images have enough embellishments.

Now I have all of these designs in one place, I know if I want to make a 'quickish' card I will be able to follow one of these as a guide.

Supplies -
Papers - DCWV - 'Naturals' and bits from my box of pieces
Stamps - Crafty Individuals (front cover), Hobby Art (hat stand), La Blanche, TH Haberdashery, Hero Arts
DIs - weathered wood, spun sugar, tumbled glass, walnut stain
Distress Stain - spun sugar
Dezinaworld images of dressed heads.
Backgrounds - my own digital collages
Embellishments, feathers, lace, trims, beads, vintage image downloads, ribbons
Marianne die-cut of head with hat on
MS border punch
Stickles - diamond
Glimmer Mist - tea rose
Household paint

Well those of you who follow my posts know I have been working on some big projects and this is one of them.
Thankyou for looking today. Have a good week.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Card Cupids - Ribbons and/or fibres
Dream valley Challenges - Stamp something
Paper Sundaes - Vintage / Shabby Chic
Daring Card Makers - Passion for fashion - with a prize from Imagine That
Delicious Doodles - Lovely Lace
Fairytale Challenges - Anything but a card
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes/Favourite Anything - My favourites are vintage images and bookmaking
Paper Romance - Distressing



cheryl said...

oh wow hun massive congratualtions so well desrved hun you really are so talented,your creation today is just stunning hun the pictures and detail are just amazing love love it love hugs cheryl xxxx

Kathyk said...

A VERY impressive project from you Brenda and very well done on your guest slot at Gingersnap too - well deserved, I know.

Happy Wednesday


Fliss said...

Wow Brenda!!! Congratulations and OMG what a totally stunning project. I did know you'd started something with the CI stamp but this is so gorgeous my jaw dropped in awe!
Hugs, Fliss xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

My goodness, Brenda,this is amazing! It looks like it took a lot of time, but I think you really had fun making it. I never thought of making a book as a kind of storage of ideas. I'll have to think on that. Contrats on your new visiting artist spot!
Joyce xx

Zoechaos said...

Many congratulations Brenda you deserve the recognition and this guest spot is richly deserved.

Your project for this week is fantastic a great demonstration of your style and skills. It is Fabulous XOXO

Enjoy this month looking forward to seeing what else you make for it.

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Brenda Brenda Brenda .......what a project - so much work has gone into this and the idea is fabulous! Its great to have you join us at Gingersnaps this month as visiting artist.

craftymum said...

Congrats Brenda as so well deserved.
Your project really is stunning. you should be very proud of yourself.
Hugs sarah x
p.s. if you are interested I have some new candy on offer on my blog

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Congratualtions and what a stunning piece!

Netty said...

A fabulous book Brenda; am so pleased you joined us as a visiting artist at Gingersnaps. Have a great week, Annette x

Lynda said...

A VERY stylish creation - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Joan said...

Wow ! this is fabulous

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Brenda .. i am speechless - this is stunning a real work of art .. and a treausure
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Wow Brenda this is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful elegant vintage book ... wow !! and thanks so much for joining in the gallery challenge too
hugs June xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello so very beautiful, the design is gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

Zue said...

Congratulations Brenda. You have made something both beautiful and memorable.
Stunning work!!!!
Sue xx
(Love shopping, hats and looking back.....truly wonderful work, Brenda!!!!)

Angela Weimer said...

Brenda, this is absolutely stunning and beautiful. Love how you designed it and the images are great. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful inspiration and congratulations. Have a great day. Angela

Ruthie said...

Great project - its really gorgeous and the colours work perfectly. You must have put so much work into it!

thanks for joining in the fun at Delicious Doodles


Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm missing words, such a fantastic project.

Berry said...

Oh Brenda this is all so fabulous, so much work with so many gorgeous vintage and elegant elements stunning work! Hugs rebekah xx

DesignerDiva said...

Congratulations Brenda you really deserve the designer spot your work is amazing and this is no exception - WOW what a fabulous project, its stunning
Hugs Laurie x

purple_pea_fran said...

Oh my word, this is a fantastic project! So glad you shared this with Daring Cardmakers this week :)

PetraB said...

Your book is gorgeous! And I love all the hats!

Jacq said...

Hi Brenda,
Big Congrats on being Featured Artist!! Totally Deserved. WOW this is just Stunning!!! Love the images, the dp's, the colour scheme is just perfect. As always, coloured perfectly. Such a beautiful creation, the work that has gone into this is amazing!!!
Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

Faye said...

Wow! What amazing work, love the colours and the gorgeous vintage feel. Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes. Have a great evening. x

Gerri Herbst said...

Congrats on being the visiting artist. Your book is unbelievable. Each page is more beautiful then the next. A true masterpiece!gerri :)

Jen said...

Congrats on being a Visiting Artist! Amazing project!!!

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Beautiful book!
Thanks for joining in at Paper Crafting Journey.

Laura (sandytoz)

Sharon said...

Congrats on being a visiting artist at Gingersnap Creations and WOW WOW WOW I just love what you have made - so detailed and so much work!!!

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Brenda this is fabulous, wonderful artwork.

Bianca said...

What a fab projekt! Every singel page is a real artwork! I love your book! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Anonymous said...

Wow this book is really good i love it! Very nice Vintage pics and stunningly put together, i hope im this good with creations one day!

Hugs Adam

Zuzana Obert said...

Wow Brenda, this is stunning! So much work and what a great effect. Well done! Thank you for sharing with us at DCM this week.

Zuzana x x


Wowzer Brenda - this is amazing, and totally gorgeous! I could look at it for ages - wish I could see it in real life and ponder over it - it's pure eye-candy! Loadsa Hugs, Sylvia xxx

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Brenda this is terrific what absolutely wonderful creations, wow, I am awestruck, each and everyone tells a story and so beautifully vintage, I love, love, love them all.
Lorraine x

Oscar said...

Absolutely stunning project and very vintage. Thanks for sharing with us at The Daring Cardmakers this week!

Jenn (Triple J Designs) said...

WOW!! So many amazing things to see!! Thank you for joining us at Card Cupids this week and we hope to see you again soon!!


trisha too said...

Fabulous book, Brenda! And you are so right, those pics are so charming, they DO speak for themselves!


Jenny said...

Wow, ein wundervolles Werk. Gefällt mir richtig gut.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale.

peggy gatto said...

these are all charming and so carefully created!!
I hope to play!

Juls said...

ooooh wow!!! such a gorgeous and fashionable project!!! Hugs Juls

Val said...


This is fantabulous.


Lyneen said...

Beautiful book.... love all the hats. Congrats on being asked to be a visiting artist... what an honor!

Paddington fan said...

Huge congratulations on being a visiting artist at Gingersnap Brenda - I can really understand why you are so excited and you so deserve this too!! Your new project is just awesome, I've just spent a very happy few minutes admiring all your hard work - must have taken hours!! Love and hugs Jacky x

PokSa said...

I'm stunning. What a fantastic work.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Jennie said...

Congratulations on your visiting artist position Brenda! Looking at this I have no wonder as to why!

This is beautiful, it must have taken you so long, but it is most certainly a work of art!

Thank you so much for joining us at Dream Valley this week xx

Anonymous said...

A creative and elegant book! Stunning in every aspect!

Thanks for hanging out with us at Gingersnap Creations this month :)

Anonymous said...

Hi my friend, i have just popped back to let you know i will be sorting out a winner for this one soon and also posting a new challenge for this too.
hugs June x